King's Gambit

by Greg Machlin

About the Play

Drama. 7-9 minutes. 1-6 females, 2-5 males (7-14 performers possible with addition of non-speaking chess pieces). Suitable for high school and older.

King's Gambit is available in print (feel free to place your order on this page) as part of Pushed, a performable collection of ten short plays about peer pressure.


Cassius, a high school freshman who identifies as transgender, plays a high stakes chess game with the toughest of adversaries over whether to go public: himself.

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Printed Script $8.25 $0.00
Digital Perusal Script $6.25 $0.00
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Production Copy License $40.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $50.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $35.00 $0.00
Silver Package $50.00 $0.00
Gold Package $65.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $80.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $100.00 $0.00
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